Quotation by David Lodge

Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are "prefabricated" in the sense that we don't coin new ones every time we speak.
David Lodge (b. 1935), British author. "Where It's At," The State of the Language (1980).

Defending Californian slang, or "psychobabble."
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